The next installment for National Poetry Month is a piece by an English poet, Elizabeth Bridges. The mountainous theme: apropos for those of us living next door to the Rocky Mountains.
The mountains beckon me To endure the storms, The valleys offer me Rest in their long arms. In dreamy forests Have I ever dreams, Whispering my secrets To whispering streams, And what can I do now When glad Spring's abroad But leap, and merrily Laugh and shout aloud!
by Elizabeth Bridges, Cambridge, England: Oxford, 1916, p. 23.